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Carole Hillenbrand's The Crusades: Islamic Perspectives

Paperback, 15/07/2017, £6.50
The story of the crusades has been told and retold in Western histories-but invariable from Western perspectives. Carole Hillenbrand's fresh interpretation drew on Islamic sources that describe the crusades from a Muslim point of view.

Jonathan Riley-Smith's The First Crusade and the Idea of Crusading

Paperback, 15/07/2017, £6.50
Riley-Smith's 1986 book gives convincing case for a 'revisionist' view of the crusades, challenging the common belief that the crusades were motivated by fanaticism and were designed to plunder the Holy Lands.


Hardback, 07/09/2017, £25.00
The remarkable story of the Knights Templar - the wealthiest, most powerful and most secretive of the military orders that flourished in the crusading era.

Secrets of the Knights Templar

Hardback, 29/08/2013, £20.00
An investigation into the myths surrounding the Knights Templar.

God's War: A New History of the Crusades

Paperback, 04/10/2007, £22.00
A story of how a group of warriors, driven by faith, greed and wanderlust, carved out new Christian-ruled states in the Middle East. The crusaders' stunning initial success started a sequence of great Crusades, each with its own story, that shaped the Christian and Muslim worlds for centuries, until the Crusader castles were finally expunged.

Contesting the Crusades

Paperback, 16/01/2006, £31.25
In this book Norman Housley, one of the most distinguished historians of the medieval period, provides an introduction to the complex history of crusading. * Steers readers through the key debates in this popular area of medieval history. * Draws on the author's 30 years' experience of crusading scholarship.

Brief History of the Crusades

Paperback, 20/04/2003, £9.99
Islam and Christianity and their ancient struggle for world supremacy

World of the Crusades

Hardback, 14/05/2019, £27.50
A lively reimagining of how the distant medieval world of war functioned, drawing on the objects used and made by crusaders

The Book of Contemplation: Islam and the Crusades

Paperback, 03/07/2008, £12.99
The volume comprises lightly annotated translation of a key medieval Arabic text that bears directly on the Crusades and Crusader society and the Muslim experience of them.

Routledge Companion to the Crusades

Paperback, 10/02/2006, £32.99
A history of the crusades, this work also offers an overview of the logistical, economic, social and biographical aspects. A compilation of facts, figures, maps, family trees, summaries of the major crusades and their historiography, it spans a chronological range from the eleventh to the eighteenth century, and gives a chronological framework.

Eastward Bound Travel and Travellers 1050-1550

Paperback, 09/12/2004, £17.99
An enlightening collection of essays by a distinguished list of contributors on travel and travellers from Europe to the Middle East in the medieval period, covering the Crusades, pilgrimage, mission, trade, scholarship, and exploration, as well as expectations and experiences. A valuable work for students of medieval history.

Crusades:a History 3ed

Paperback, 13/02/2014, £32.99

God's Wolf: The Life of the Most Notorious of All Crusaders: Reynald de Chatillon

Paperback, 04/05/2017, £9.99
The sweeping story of one of the most notorious crusader knights, Reynald de Chatillon - a great Christian hero of the Second Crusade and one of the most hated figures in Islamic history.

Chronicles of the Crusades

Paperback, 30/10/2008, £10.99
In the first years of the thirteenth century Villehardouin served as an envoy in the Fourth Crusade. Half a century later, Joinville accompanied the French king, Louis IX, on crusade to Egypt and the Near East. This book offers narratives of these campaigns and provides insights into the characters and beliefs of the crusaders.

Crusades 2ed

Paperback, 05/05/1988, £45.49
Crusading was a central theme in early medieval European history and this book covers all the expeditions which took place between the First Crusade in 1096 and the final retreat from Palestine in 1291.

Richard I

Paperback, 01/02/2002, £25.00
An account of Richard the Lionheart's reign. John Gillingham scrutinizes the king's fluctuating reputation over the centuries and portrays him as neither a feckless knight-errant nor a neglectful king, but a masterful and businesslike ruler. This paperback includes an updated bibliography.

Holy Warriors: A Modern History of the Crusades

Paperback, 02/09/2010, £16.99
Explores the conflict of ideas, beliefs and cultures and shows both the contradictions and diversity of holy war. This book draws on contemporary writings - on chronicles, songs, sermons, travel diaries and peace treaties - to focus on people and events we thought we knew well.

Crusades: The War for the Holy Land

Paperback, 19/01/2012, £12.99
An astonishingly assured, convincing and gripping one-volume history of the Crusades to the Holy Land

Lionheart: The true story of England's crusader king

Hardback, 01/02/2014, £17.99
When people think of Richard the Lionheart they recall the scene at the end of every Robin Hood epic when he returns from theCrusades to punish his treacherous brother John and the wicked Sheriff of Nottingham.

Palgrave Advances in the Crusades

Paperback, 12/04/2005, £69.99
The Crusades were a startling and spectacular phenomenon that exerted a powerful influence on European development over a period of many centuries. Much recent writing has been devoted to explaining how the crusades began and what they achieved.

Crusades, 1095- 1204 2ed

Paperback, 19/05/2014, £36.99
"First published 2002 by Pearson Education."

Tragedy of the Templars

Paperback, 26/06/2014, £9.99
A controversial and illuminating new study of the Templars and the Crusader States.

God's Wolf: The Life of the Most Notorious of All Crusaders, Reynald de Chatillon

Hardback, 04/08/2016, £20.00
The sweeping story of one of the most notorious crusader knights, Reynald de Chatillon - a great Christian hero of the Second Crusade and one of the most hated figures in Islamic history.
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